Bachelor of Accounting - 2012

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Course summary - 2012

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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What the degree is about

Overview

Accounting is a fundamental organisational tool for business planning and control. Proficiency in this specialised field can create a range of career opportunities in government and in business, management and finance across a multitude of industries.

Through a combination of required units and electives, students will gain knowledge and skills in many areas of Accounting and related fields. As students develop an understanding of accounting principles and practices, they explore the relationship between accounting, finance and economics, the law, management and marketing. Students will study, in detail, specialised areas including Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Taxation Law, Auditing, Management Accounting and Communications. Students also have the opportunity of selecting elective units, so as to tailor the degree to individual needs.

This broad-based business degree will enable students to primarily develop expertise in professional accounting. Coupled with a dedicated industry focus and an extensive range of unit choices, the degree will produce highly employable graduates with a strong and diverse skill base.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by the two major Australian accounting professional bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia.

(Commonwealth supported place)

Applicants for a Commonwealth supported place are required to have ONE of the following qualifications:

  1. Qualified for SACE To be eligible for selection in 2012, applicants are required to have the following SACE qualifications:
    • completed 200 credits of subjects ;
    • achieved a grade of C1 or better in the Personal Learning Plan, 20 credits of literacy, 10 credits of numeracy and the Research Project at Stage 2 ;
    • achieved a grade C- or better in an additional 60 credits at Stage 2; and
    • obtained a competitive ATAR of 70 or higher
  2. Obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR of 70 or higher
  3. Completed the equivalent secondary education qualifications as required for University entry under SACE and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  4. Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, obtaining a minimum score of 24 points and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  5. Completed or partly completed a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  6. Completed at least 4 OUA Undergraduate units and maintained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher.
  7. Completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Diploma or above and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  8. Qualified for Special Entry and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements.
  9. Completed the University Foundation Studies program or UniSA PAL.

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, please see Commonwealth supported places. 

To get the most out of this course students are recommended to follow these steps:

  • Study SSK10 if new to university study 
  • Start with Level 1 core units
  • Study Level 2 core units and/or electives
  • Finish with Level 3 core units and/or electives

A number of units have undergone change over the past several years. If you have completed units which have been discontinued or which have had a title change, please do not complete the new unit listed. 

New unit

Discontinued unit

STA102 Foundation of Statistics (Previously STA15) OR IBA134 Business Statistics

BMS11 Business Mathematics and Statistics

IBA111 Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)

MAN11 Introduction to Management

MAR110 Marketing Concepts OR MKT103 Introduction to Marketing

MAR11 Marketing Theory and Practice

 

Title changes

 Current

2011

ACG10 Communication and Information Systems in Business

ACG10 Managing the Digital Organisation

ECO11 Principles of Economics

ECO11 Microeconomics 1

 Current

2010

ACG11 Accounting for Business

ACG11 Accounting Decisions and Accountability

BLW16 Foundations of Business Law

BLW16 Introduction to Law

To qualify for the Bachelor of Accounting from University of South Australia, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • A student must complete 24 units
  • A student must complete 18 set units
  • A student must complete 6 elective units
  • A student must complete at least 8 units through University of South Australia

Units of Study

Majors

Bachelor of Accounting students complete a total of 18 core units:

  • eight Level 1 Core units
  • five Level 2 Core units
  • five Level 3 Core units
     

Electives

Students must complete six elective units. These can be taken from any discipline area; however, their content must not be comparable to the core units. Students may choose to use the electives as a block. Students must obtain approval of elective choices by emailing the OUA Student Advisors at UniSA prior to enrolling.

Students are recommended to begin their studies with SSK10 Tertiary Learning Strategies as an elective unit if they haven’t previously undertaken any tertiary study. No credit will be awarded for SSK10 if the unit is undertaken after the completion of the level 1 units.

Students may also wish to select the recommended elective units listed below.
 

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Communication and Information Systems in Business
ACG10 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Accounting for Business
ACG11 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 1
ACG12 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Foundations of Business Law
BLW16 UniSA - - SP3 SP4
Principles of Economics (Previously Microeconomics 1)
ECO11 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Foundations of Statistics (Previously STA15)
STA102 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 SP4
Business Statistics
IBA134 Griffith - SP2 - SP4

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Marketing Concepts
MAR110 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Marketing
MKT103 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Management Accounting
ACG24 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 2
ACG27 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Company Law
BLW211 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Taxation
BLW22 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Communication and Organisational Practices
MGM21 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -

1 Alternative law courses offered at Curtin University will not be awarded credit in this degree.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Auditing Theory and Practice
ACG31 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Finance and Investment
ACG32 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Global Issues for Accounting
ACG33 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Contemporary Issues in Accounting (previously Issues in Accounting Theory)
ACG35 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 3
ACG36 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -
Issues in Small Business Management
MAN15 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Cost Management Systems
ACG25 UniSA - - SP3 SP4
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACG26 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Foundations of Human Resource Management
EHS200 UniSA - SP2 - SP4

Students must select 6 Elective Units in total. The above 5 units are suggested electives only and are recommended to students who would like to broaden their accounting studies outside of the core accounting major. Students can choose to study other units as electives if preferred but if selecting Elective Units other than those on the recommended list students must obtain approval of elective choices by emailing the OUA Student Advisers at UniSA prior to enrolling.

Students may receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. Please contact UniSA for further information prior to registering through Open Universities Australia. Credit applications should be submitted at least six weeks prior to registering in the units. Contact UniSA for further information on procedures for gaining Recognition of Prior Learning: ouainfo@unisa.edu.au

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia